HUD is pleased to announce the launch of Resource Library pages for the HOPWA program on the OneCPD Resource Exchange.
Grantees and project sponsors can browse HOPWA guides and tools, laws and regulations, trainings, and other resources on the Resource Library pages. HOPWA grantees can also continue to use the search to find resources.
On May 6, 2013 Ann Oliva issued a letter to provide an update on key initiatives and issues that impact the Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS), Continuum of Care (CoC) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) recipients, and the people served by homeless assistance programs. The letter includes information on the FY2012 CoC Program competition, FY2013 budget and 2013 CoC Program competition, ongoing implementation of the HEARTH Act regulations, and a discussion about priorities.
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced on May 2, 2013 a second round of renewed support for more than 500 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S. Provided through the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program, this funding will ensure these local projects remain operating in the coming year.
The $72 million in FY2012 Tier 2 renewal grants support a wide range of programs including street outreach, client assessment, and direct housing assistance. In March, HUD awarded more than $1.5 billion in a first round of FY2012 grant funding to renew support for more than 7,000 other local programs.
Communities have 60 days to submit comments on the 2013 Draft HMIS Data Standards Notice via the Ask A Question (AAQ) portal on OneCPD.info.
• Complete the Requester Information form that will populate.
HUD has developed a 2013 Draft HMIS Data Standards Comment Template for use when commenting on the Data Standards. This is not required; those who use this template should open a question in the AAQ, select “Draft HMIS Data Standards Comments,” and attach the completed template to their question prior to submission.
The proposed rule for the new Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program (RHSP) was published in the Federal Register on March 27, 2013. The RHSP proposed rule includes a new proposed definition of “chronically homeless” which specifically defines what is meant by an occasion of homelessness in order to better target persons with the longest histories of homelessness and the highest level of need.
The proposed regulation was published in the Federal Register on March 27, 2013. Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding the RHSP rule, including the chronically homeless definition.
HUD extended the public comment period only for the proposed regulations for the Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program to July 1, 2013. HUD is not extending the public comment deadline of May 28, 2013 for HUD's proposed revisions to the definition of “chronically homeless”. Comments may be submitted to HUD either by mail or electronic submission at www.regulations.gov.
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